This recipe barbecues marinated shrimps in mixture of olive oil, lemon juice, parsley, cilantro, curry powder, onion, ginger, garlic, Worcestershire sauce, white wine and dry vermouth. Actually the names martooni is also martini which is a cocktail drink made with the combination of gin and vermouth garnished with olive and lemon twist. Maybe when you get too drunk with martini you will say martooni.
The term “en papillote” is a French cooking method of wrapping the food in paper before baking. The paper used is usually parchment paper but other materials can be used such as aluminum foil. This cooking method seals all the juices and taste unlike if you will bake it without any wrapper. Aside from the pork chops that is used in the recipe, you can also use chicken meat or fish fillet.
This recipe is baked sea bass or grouper in home made tomato sauce and dressed with mayonnaise. Actually the usual au gratin is sprinkled with bread crumbs with cheese or butter but this recipe calls for mayonnaise. This dish also have a sauce with lots of fresh tomatoes.
Ginisang ampalaya or sauteed bitter melon is a popular Filipino vegetable dish. But the popular kind of ginisang ampalaya is with beaten eggs. This version has it’s Asian origin because of the fermented salted black beans or popularly known as tausi. So if you are planning to cook an ampalaya recipe, I think this dish is a must try.
This recipe, Arroz ala Filipiniana is very similar to Paella, Arroz ala Valenciana and bringhe because they all use glutinous rice or malagkit rice and flaked chicken meat, pork and vegetables. The only difference is they vary in some ingredients like shrimps and other seafoods. So if you want to try cooking something diferent like this local version of paella, then I think you should give it a try.